Hot Hiring Hint from Mel Kleiman: Is There Ever a Right Time?
4:30 Friday afternoon, you’ve had a tough week and you just realized you have a
5:00 interview with a job applicant. Moan.
It’s 9:45 Monday morning, one of your employees has not shown up for work,
you’re trying to juggle things so all the bases are covered, and you’ve got an
interview scheduled for 10:00. Groan.
Do you think the applicant is likely to get a fair hearing in either one of
In the real world there is probably no perfect time to interview and, if there
were, it’s likely something unexpected would happen to ruin it. The best you
can do is recognize the problem, tell yourself to give the candidate a fair
hearing, and try not to let outside pressures influence your attentiveness
during the interview or your evaluation of the applicant.
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